You know, I had my SX shipped to canada NEW for that same price in Canadian money. And mine was a more expensive model (natural ash 5-strings) So yeah, the guy's bass isn't selling because he's selling it for about the same price that it costs new (considering new strings). It would be the same for most instruments (and most commodities, actually!); they lose value once they're no longer new. SX or otherwise. And some excellent basses are notorious for losing much more value than they should (G&L comes to mind).